Sulu leadership praised, peace, dev’t efforts pushed PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 October 2014 14:19

SULU – Top police and military officials have expressed support to the local provincial leadership as Sulu continues its efforts to promote peace and development.

Sulu Governor Totoh Tan has recently presided over the Peace and Order Council meeting participated by representatives from various sectors here. Heads of regional government agencies also visited Sulu and met with Governor Tan and discussed projects for the province.

Engineer Pama Dimapanat, regional head of the Department of Transportation and Communication, also led senior officials to the province where they discussed with Governor Tan and Vice Governor Sakur Tan on how to further improved the operations of the local airport and seaport, and other offices under it, including the provincial Land Transportation Office, the Maritime Industry Authority, among others.

The officials also joined the Peace and Order Council meeting together with the different mayors and security officials.

Lieutenant General John Bonafos, the Armed Forces’ Vice Chief of Staff, and Rear Admiral Reynaldo Yoma, chief of the regional naval forces, was also present during the meeting. Yoma was accompanied by Major Jose Wilfredo Panes, of Joint Task Force Group-Sulu and Colonel Alan Arrojado, of the Philippine Army.

They were joined by Chief Superintendent Noel Reyes, of the regional police force, and Marine Colonel Maximo Ballesteros, the local brigade commander, and other officials.  Undersecretary Nabil Tan was also present in the meeting.     Police Director General Alan Purisima also visited Sulu and met with the governor and vice governor before inspecting the provincial police office where he spoke to policemen. Governor Tan and his vice governor introduced Purisima to the different town mayors who were there to welcome the police chief.

Purisima also handed over several patrol vehicles to the different police chiefs in Sulu. His visit to the province left the police force with high morale and renewed their all-out support to Purisima’s leadership. Purisima vowed to also support the provincial police force in its effort to maintain peace and order in Sulu.

Governor Tan thanked all those who visited Sulu and their support to his leadership and in return he said he will continue to rally behind the various programs of the police and military authorities, and the regional government agencies to bring the province to a greater height in terms of peace, development and progress for the benefit of the people. — Franzie Sali and Al Jacinto